The compostela

In order to certify the completion of the pilgrimage, pilgrims have to obtain the compostela. For this purpose, back in history, badges were prepared, but they proved to be too easy to falsify, so from the 13th century onwards the so-called evidential letters were introduced. That is what we call the compostela nowadays. Recently, the …

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Here are some Frequently Asked Questions. Hopefully they include yours too. About the Camino Isn’t the pilgrimage only for religious people? NO. According to statistics, there are relatively few pilgrims who walk solely for a religious motivation. Most pilgrims walk the Way with a spiritual or intellectual purpose that is not always linked directly to …

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The credencial

The credencial is the pilgrims’ ‘passport’ on the Way, a 14-page, accordion-pleated document, obtainable in advance or during the pilgrimage. Besides some of the pilgrims’ personal details, it provides space for collecting stamps. Pilgrims also have to keep to the rules listed in the credencial. Collecting the stamps of albergues and refugios in one’s credencial …

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